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Cinnamon Roll Cake From Scratch

This Cinnamon Roll Cake has all the features of your favorite roll and is made entirely from scratch! Every layer of this cake is made in just minutes using ingredients that you usually have in your pantry.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 443 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, 1 stick

for the cinnamon filling:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

for the glaze:

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to make the cake:

  1. Grease a 9"x13" cake pan (or line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil and grease the sides and bottom). Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  4. Add milk, eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the melted butter and whisk until everything is smooth.
  6. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Set aside.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer until creamy.
  8. Add sugar, flour and cinnamon and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. (It will look crumbly at first but keep beating, it will come together.)
  9. Spread the filling over the cake batter, leaving at least 1 inch of space from the edge of the pan. Swirl gently with a off-set icing spatula or a rubber spatula.
  10. Bake the cake for 28 to 32 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the cake part comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake for 15 minutes. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread evenly.

to make the glaze:

  1. Sift the powdered sugar over a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add vanilla and milk and whisk together until smooth and drizzling consistency. Spread over still warm cake.
  3. Keeps covered in room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Cake From Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.